Plickat counts among Germany's most recognized sculptors internationally. Initially figurative in his art, his vocabulary changed after 1985 to become more abstract and cubic, though the human figure is often still discernible. Corten steel, and sometimes bronze, has been his main material of choice since 2000.
Born 1954 in Hamburg, in 1982 he received Diploma in Sculpture. Visiting professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid and Faculty of Arts, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Guest lecturer at China National Academy of Art, Hangzhou and Tsinghua University Beijing. Held over 320 exhibitions worldwide, more than 90 sculptures are exhibited in public spaces in ten countries of four continents, has participated in NordArt since 1999.
This monumental cubes is the result of a sequence of mathematical functions. Here five arcs were added and then the Boolean function of Intersection was generated with one big cubic solid. It is quite difficult to imagine this process, as one can hardly recognize the purist elementary solids the sculpture is generated from – however, it is not absolutely necessary to understand to get the aesthetical impression. From the inside of the two cubes a specific dynamic develops, interacting with the sharply broken outer skin. The penetrations form mighty edges, whose strength is subtly questioned by the morbid rustiness.